Kayak expedition from New Caledonia to Australia proved challenging

David Williamson, guest speaker and Alan Jackson, president of Angaston Agricultural Bureau shown with David’s canoe.

A reef to reef sea kayak expedition from New Caledonia to Australia in 2004 proved quite an adventure for David Williamson, of Moculta, a principal lecturer at TAFE SA with 30 years experience in education.

He spoke of his experience and the danger that came with it when he was guest speaker at The Agricultural Bureau of S.A. Angaston Branch Annual Social held at Zion Lutheran Church Hall, Angaston last Tuesday night. Alan Jackson, president had earlier on officially welcomed those present as he introduced the guest speaker, David, his wife, Vicki and their daughter, Jami.

David told of how he undertook the New Caledonia to Australia, paddling a canoe in open sea with his former student, travelling 1,700 kilometres.

The 21 day journey required 30 days of food, two people on board with all their belongings. Very rarely did they enjoy any hot food on their journey.

For the full story see the July 10 edition of The Leader.

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